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The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Alejandro Yarza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Fascist Spain, Francoism—like German and Italian fascism—produced its own particular brand of kitsch. Deploying religious and historical iconography drawn from Spain´s centuries-long struggle ... More


The Petrified Tears of General Franco: Kitsch and Fascism in José Luis Sáenz de Heredia’s Raza

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Francoist kitsch aesthetic and its proximity to the realm of political power is best exemplified by the film Raza (Race, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, 1941), whose screenplay was written, under a ... More


Balada triste de trompeta: Of Ghosts and Clowns

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Balada triste de trompeta (The Last Circus, Alex de La Iglesia, 2010) nominated for fifteen Goya awards, the most prestigious Spanish film awards. Balada is a self-conscious ... More


Kitsch

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 5 explores contemporary Soviet anxieties about mass media and popular culture by detailing Valentin Silvestrov’s shift in the 1970s from avant-garde cacophony to a quiet, nostalgic style that ... More


Introduction

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces the problem of impressionism today through a personal-criticism discussion of the work of the Hungarian painter Bela Kontuly and then sets up central questions about ... More


Contemporary Impressions, Kitsch Aesthetics: Kinkade/Doig

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How the impressionist optic persists apparently unchanged in the very different forms of contemporary painting by Peter Doig and Thomas Kinkade—one a cutting-edge post-conceptual artist, the other ... More


The Pseudo-Impressionist Novel: Sebald, Tóibín, Cunningham

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How impressionist style persists apparently unchanged in the contemporary fiction of W. G. Sebald, Michael Cunningham, and Colm Toibin, all of whom pay explicit homage to the original impressionist ... More


The Authority of Kitsch

María C. Gaztambide

in El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781683400707
eISBN:
9781683400851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400707.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 4 reads Homenaje a la cursilería’s format as a potent gesture against bourgeois notions of etiquette, taste, and social practices. In a manifesto accompanying the exhibit, El Techo emphasized ... More


Discussion and Conclusion

Rodney Harrison and John Schofield

in After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548071
eISBN:
9780191917752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548071.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

This book has been written at a time when late modern societies are experiencing a period of enormous social and economic upheaval. Some commentators have suggested that late modern societies ... More


Introduction

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Francoist kitsch is interpreted as an essential part of a politically eclectic discourse whose study brings together aesthetics, film theory and the politics of fascist Spain. Drawing on conceptual ... More


Kitsch

Ian Bogost

in How to Do Things With Videogames

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Kitsch is the kind of art that urges overt sentimentality, focusing on the overt application of convention, and without particular originality. This chapter considers Ferry Halim’s online web games ... More


Mocked with Art

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The third section of the book, “Junk and Art,” focuses on a problem that twentieth-century critics insisted was distinctly and depressingly modern. According to Aldous Huxley in 1934, recent ... More


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